Learn to give high-quality instruction using a range of distant learning platforms
One area of the education business that is expanding quickly is distance education. Individuals are busier than ever, relocating, working irregular shifts, taking care of families, and more. People can learn at their own pace and at times that are convenient for them with the aid of distance education and flexible learning paradigms. This promotes participation as well as the assimilation and retention of information.
From both a traditional and remote education perspective, you will learn about study modalities, engagement, motivation, assessments, and more in this course. An wonderful training for educators, coaches, trainers, and others.
There are 9 lessons in this course:
- Scope and Nature of Distance Education
- Trends in Education
- Changes in the World and their Impact on Distance Education
- Growth in Distance Education Industry
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Education
- Forms of Distance Education
- Traditional Distance Education (paper-based education)
- Mentor guided projects or research
- Video or audio courses
- Real Time Conferencing
- E Learning
- Blended learning
- What Style of Study Works Best
- Adapting Teacher-Learning Models to Distance Education
- Exposition Model
- Behavioural Model
- Cognitive Development Model
- Interaction Model
- Transaction Model
- Comparing Online Education with Traditional Distance Education
- Getting the Student Started
- Profiling Students who are New to Distance Education
- Making the Transition
- Getting Past the First Lesson
- How to Do Assignments
- Time Management
- Writing Style
- Completing Assignments
- Supporting Students
- Introduction to Nature and Benefits of Support Services in Distance Education
- Types of Support Services
- Guidelines for Counselling New or Prospective Students
- Guidelines for Completing Assignments
- Help with Research
- Student Feedback
- Real Time Support
- Dealing with Practical Work
- Telephone Conference
- Online Chat
- Video Conferencing
- Workshops and Attended Events
- Conducting Structured Exercises in Small Groups
- Listening Skills
- Empathic Listening
- Managing Resources
- Scope of Resources
- Cost of Resourcing
- Considering Resourcing Options
- PBL Project to manage resources for a specified distance education course.
- Various Approaches to Assessment
- Types of Assessment for Distance Education
- Submitting and Processing Assignments
- Marking Exams
- Exam Procedures and Processes
- Practical Examination
- Student Administration
- Advice for Prospective Students
- Enrolment Procedures
- Student Records
- Managing Feedback and Course Improvement
- Communication Skills
- Interpersonal Communication Skills for Distance Education
- Classroom Education does not Suit Everyone
- Understanding What Impairs a Student’s Focus
- Supporting Graduates
- Cost Vs. Benefit
- Direct Support
- Assistance with C.V.’s
- Networking Services
- Career Advice
- Ongoing Use of Student Services
- News Bulletins
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe how various distant learning options differ from other types of schooling.
- Identify the best ways to interact with new distance education students and inspire them to take action.
- Provide efficient support services to students pursuing distant learning.
- Provide examples of how teachers and students can collaborate to maintain effective and meaningful relationships during the learning process by
- employing effective listening skills, problem-solving strategies, empathy, and other interactive strategies.
- Manage the physical and human resources of a distant learning programme to maximise return on investment.
- Perform efficient evaluations of remote learning students.
- administer students enrolled in distant learning effectively.
- Boost the effectiveness of instructor and student communication in a distance learning setting.
- After a distance education course is finished, offer assistance to graduates.
How You Plan to Act
- Examine the extent and type of distant education being employed in your nation by both government education services and private businesses, including:
- Explain the distant education delivery strategy that, in your opinion, is best for acquiring the desired skills.
- To learn what drives students to finish a course, speak with students from the same course or a course in a related discipline.
- Provide an illustration of a good and bad incentive in a learning environment.
- Provide an instance and a justification for when a negative incentive would be suitable.
- Describe three (3) effective ways that a teacher could encourage pupils to be curious or inquisitive.
- Describe how inspiring someone who strives for perfection or is a high achiever would require a different strategy than motivating someone who lacks confidence or enthusiasm.
- Look into two different online colleges and contrast their support systems.
- Describe how you could make the learning experience more capable of adjusting to the different demands of D.E. students taking online courses.
- Watch and document how people listen.
- Explain the potential uses of chat for distance learning.
- Describe the training required prior to using a new tutor (with solely classroom teaching experience) in a distance education setting. This tutor will need to communicate with D.E. students using a range of various communication methods.
THE ESSENCE OF GOOD DISTANCE LEARNING REQUIRES MOTIVATION
Some individuals could believe that providing distance learning is simpler than standing up and instructing in a classroom. Some professors even come to believe that teaching online is simple since they can steer clear of difficult students.
There is nothing falseer than that. Effective distance learning requires cultivating and maintaining personal connections with students that will encourage and support them (just as much as is done in any classroom situation).
“He or she is lost if they learn but do not think! He or she is in big risk if they ponder but do not learn.
WE ARE MORE MOTIVATED IF WE CAN SEE HOW THE LEARNING MAY BENEFIT US.
The following are benefits of distance learning:
- The learner has more freedom regarding where, when, and how often they study.
- Regarding the timing and location of assessments and student responses, the tutor has considerable discretion.
- The instructor doesn’t bore the learner.
- The learner must remain focused while studying with the class as a whole.
- The presence of certain kids cannot so readily irritate, annoy, or stress out the teacher.
- Less likely are teachers and trainers to experience excessive stress and let that stress affect the standard of instruction.
- When they interact, the student is more likely to have the tutor’s full attention (eg. Through written communications, phone calls, or meetings).
- There might be more equity. A lesson has a lower probability of failing if it is developed properly because the course may be more recorded than a lecture. For instance, the lecturer controls everything in a classroom. The way they teach the lesson may suffer if they are having a terrible day, are ill, or are overly stressed. A lesson for distance learning will be presented to all students who attempt it with the same consistency once it has been written.
- As there is no competition for students’ attention in the classroom, students may feel that they have a closer relationship with their tutor or teacher.
- Knowing about geography, maps, satellite navigation, and other topics can help us avoid being lost. Understanding history can help us avoid mistakes made in the past.
- Understanding about health can help us prevent illness and recognise the signs of illness in our family. It can benefit our physical health as well.
- Our ability to communicate oneself more clearly and with greater empathy should both benefit from learning communication skills.
- Through learning about ourselves through psychology, we might also discover some of our own motivations for learning or doing anything else.
– pursue academics, music, or become a well-known athlete in sport.
- Learning about art can help us develop our fine motor skills, sketching and illustration abilities, and other skills.
- We feel more confident that we can live a healthy and sustainable life after learning about how plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and medicinal plants
- grow as well as the many things we can manufacture from plants, build with wood, and make from natural materials.
- When we learn more about learning, we can understand how far good education can take us.